Wedding reception

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The wedding reception is where the party really starts. It’s where you and your guests will celebrate your “I dos” with drinking, dancing, mixing and mingling. Find out how to choose the best venue for you, how to decorate it, and of course, how to choose the menu.



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Post Wedding Party
Liana, On July 7, 2021 at 13:01

This past month, we got married after postponing from June 2020. We had a small ceremony of 12 and then met at a restaurant (total 25 guests) with immediate families. Our original plans was to have...

Carlos, 13 hours ago 5 79
Father/ daughter dance
Desiree, On July 8, 2021 at 11:25

I need some ideas on how to make the daughter/ father dance special even maybe without a dance ( my dad suffered a stroke last year and left him paralyzed on his right side ) and I know he doesn’t...

Vinod, saturday 17-Jul-21 4 64
Day Time Line
Maria, On July 7, 2021 at 16:34

Hi everyone, I haven't attended many wedding myself and the times I did I never really paid attention to the time line and the order of the events. Now that vendors are asking me to come up with a...

Maria, monday 12-Jul-21 11 291 1
Cake and dessert?
Stefanie, On July 10, 2021 at 12:27

If your having wedding cake are you having dessert to?! Trying to decide if we need dessert as well.

Tunisha, 21 hours ago 24 280
More People vs Dancing
Hank, On July 13, 2021 at 15:35

In Ontario, you're only allowed 25% capacity of an indoor space if you're having a dance party while you can go up to 50% if you choose to forego a dance. For those in this situation, what would you...

Hank, yesterday at 21:46 9 140
Wedding without essentials
Liselot, On July 21, 2021 at 18:53

Hey all! Have any of you had or planned for a wedding without a full reception? My mother-in-law thinks the reception should only be for cake cutting and eating. No need for a full meal and first...

Hank, yesterday at 19:08 8 85
First Dance Songs
Amanda, On July 19, 2021 at 14:03

Hey Everyone! What have you and your significant other chosen for your first dance song as a married couple?! It's always nice to see what everyone has picked My fiance and I have gone with LONESTAR -...

Amanda, wednesday 21-Jul-21 19 133
Kids Meals
Hank, On July 16, 2021 at 18:38

If you're having little ones attend the wedding, what are you feeding them? A venue's go to seems to be chicken fingers but maybe yours have other options like pasta, grilled cheese or some other type...

Hank, tuesday 20-Jul-21 9 70
Catering Tasting
Liberty, On July 5, 2021 at 23:06

We had our catering tasting today! The food was sooo good! I even tried some things I didn't think I would like (I'm a very picky eater) and to my surprise I liked 2/3 of them! We have decided to go...

Vinod, monday 19-Jul-21 23 126
How much is not much music recommendations for my dj.
Jamie, On July 6, 2021 at 22:12

I am music obsessed, I might go overboard what is the top off ideal number. I don't want to tell the dj how to do his job but like to give an idea on what music we like to hear.

Vinod, sunday 18-Jul-21 12 86
How much did your wedding cake cost?
Gift, On July 9, 2021 at 13:50

I know the pricing for cake varies based on city/province. Did you get a cake in your budget or had to expand your budget to accommodate your wedding cake? Did you get a tiered cake or cupcakes?

Vinod, sunday 18-Jul-21 22 204
Disposable camera
Michaela, On July 8, 2021 at 15:22

Hi all, I seen a cute idea on Pinterest to have disposable cameras on every table for guests to use and take goofy photos and then the bride and groom can go and develop them! However after looking...

Vinod, saturday 17-Jul-21 4 121
Maude, On July 16, 2021 at 21:18

Hello wonderful, creative people I am in need of inspiration for centerpieces for a rectangular table without using flowers. Any ideas? March wedding, colours: navy, burgundy, gold, blush. I would...

Hank, friday 16-Jul-21 7 100
Signature Drink... Thoughts?
Brooke, On July 16, 2021 at 10:09

I'm not entirely sure how it works with an open bar, but to venues typically allow for signature drinks if coordinated with the coordinator and bar tender? Are signature drinks too cliche? What are...

Brooke, friday 16-Jul-21 5 95
Stacey TC
Guests: How much do I spend on a gift?
Stacey TC, On July 12, 2021 at 14:39

As a wedding guest how much do I spend on a gift? (EDIT: Maybe I should have actually mentioned this, but these are all AVERAGES.) Traditionally, etiquette states that spending between $100 and...

Amanda, thursday 15-Jul-21 13 135
Wedding favors mandatory ? Budget
Rebecca, On July 7, 2021 at 12:50

Hello, I really not sure if giving a wedding favors is mandatory or not. And if so what kind of budget do you have for it? I do not want to spend too much also so im kind of unsure what to do at this...

Carrie, thursday 15-Jul-21 29 382 1
Reception after a micro wedding - Grand Entrance
Kaitlin, On July 11, 2021 at 14:42

Hey guys, I need ideas. Throw em out there. Everything I've though of feels awkward. We're having a Micro wedding one weekend, then a large reception the next. The reception is out of town with...

Kaitlin, thursday 15-Jul-21 3 62
Wedding Speech tips
Tracy, On July 14, 2021 at 11:38

Public speaking is not fun for a lot of us! But at some point in our life we have to do it and a wedding is where the speeches happen. Nervous? Don't Be! Everyone is there for the same reason to...

Stacey TC, wednesday 14-Jul-21 2 42
Today i spent $486 at the liquor store
Sarah, On June 11, 2021 at 23:41

Today I spent $486 at the liquor store and I’m not even mad 😅 ended up needing a shopping cart to lug everything outta there but our toonie bar adventure has begun.It truly is a mishmash of our...

Sarah, sunday 11-Jul-21 16 244
Wedding Entertainment: Must have or a waste of money?
Megan, On July 5, 2021 at 09:58

My partner and I hired a DJ and our photographers, now we are looking at different types of side entertainment. Large games, photobooths, trivia etc. We've both gone to our fair share of weddings but...

Kaitlin, sunday 11-Jul-21 6 95
Mason jar size for drinks
Felicia, On July 10, 2021 at 12:59

Hi all! We are using Mason jars as a wedding favour/drink ware for the night and I am just wondering what size would be ideal for that! Should we go mini mason jars 8oz or regular 16oz? It will be...

Kaitlin, sunday 11-Jul-21 5 71
Postpone reception and keep the ceremony or do both
Elisa, On June 30, 2021 at 02:08

My wedding is on the 14th of august, just got notified that for the reception we still Can’t dance or mingle. I’m deciding if we get the wedding ceremony done on the 14th and postpone the reception in...

Merryam, wednesday 7-Jul-21 6 135
Regarding seat chart
Nikolina, On July 5, 2021 at 04:28

Hey just wondering if anyone can make suggestions on how they planned out there seating chart? Any suggestions on how they arrange their guests?Also does anyone know where to seat the priest at ?...

Desiree, monday 5-Jul-21 5 89
Hiring a dj
KELLY, On June 26, 2021 at 22:16

Hello future brides and grooms! Has anyone booked their DJ yet? If so and if not what criteria are you basing your decisions on? Thanks in advance!Kelly and Dave

Rayanne, tuesday 29-Jun-21 14 175
Music songs ideas
Jamie, On June 26, 2021 at 11:07

Making a list of music suggestions to give an idea what music we hope to hear. Music is the theme of my wedding and its important for my fiancé and I. We love music from most decades. I am looking to...

Tunisha, sunday 27-Jun-21 9 65 1
Trying to seat the family
Stefanie-Ann, On June 25, 2021 at 01:46

My fiancé's mom is really the only family he has. However he does have some friends from back east coming. My question is where would you place my mother in law? I have a pretty big family, so I'm not...

Stefanie-Ann, friday 25-Jun-21 6 60
Seeking help!
Vanny, On June 23, 2021 at 23:26

Hello beauties! I've been going through a lot with my bridal squad and I am coming on here today for some advice / heart to hearts. I really just want someone I can talk to / vent to outside of my...

Vanny, thursday 24-Jun-21 11 127
Small Table Centerpieces
Hank, On June 22, 2021 at 06:31

Did you have to downsize your centerpieces? We originally had some quoted for round tables that seated 10, which obviously won't work with smaller tables of 2 or 4. If you've made centerpieces for...

Tracy, wednesday 23-Jun-21 7 72
Projector and screen
Hank, On June 16, 2021 at 21:32

Is anyone using a projector and screen to showcase either a video or a photo slideshow at their wedding? I see it at weddings all the time and was wondering how many here will be doing it. Sometimes...

Emma, saturday 19-Jun-21 4 63
Entertainment Suggestions
Sarah, On June 14, 2021 at 19:46

Hi guys, I’m planning a small wedding of 0 guests next August in Vernon and am unsure what to do about entertainment/music. I don’t want to spend $1,000+ on a DJ when this is going to be small...

Brittany, tuesday 15-Jun-21 6 81
Timeline for our wedding: First Dance & Family Dances, And Speeches!
Amanda, On June 11, 2021 at 22:06

Hey everyone, My FH and I are trying to come up with a timeline for our wedding that we are happy with. FH wants the first dance to be the last thing before the dance floor opens. With that being...

Amanda, monday 14-Jun-21 7 97 1
Cake or Cupcakes?
Emma, On June 8, 2021 at 14:17

Our off-site caterers cannot accommodate cake cutting later in the evening and will be taking the cutlery and plates, obviously. Is it normal to cut the cake immediately after dinner? I'm thinking an...

Vinod, monday 14-Jun-21 12 172